Can I tell you how much I am ready for spring?! Down in the south it comes earlier for us than most, and we have already had a few days of 70 degree weather which just makes me so much more ready. And when my mind is on warm weather, it comes through in my crafting. When I first saw these paper mache cacti, I just knew that they would make the perfect DIY colorful cacti faux flower vases for my spring mantel. If this cactus project doesn’t shout springtime, I don’t know what does!
- Paper Mache Cacti
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Small White Rocks (optional)
- Paint Brush
- Craft Knife
- Faux Flowers
Begin by painting your paper mache cacti. I went with a few shades of green for the cacti for variation and then painted the pots in coordinating pinks and yellows.
Once painted, use a craft knife to cut a small hole in the top of one part of each cacti. This is what you will use to hold your faux flower blooms.
No need for it to look nice since the flowers will cover the hole.
The final optional step is to use glue (regular white glue works fine) to glue in a few white rocks in the top of the planter.
I toyed around with the idea of using a gold paint pen to add a little gold touch to my cactus project with either patterns on the “planter” portion or cacti pricks on the cacti themselves, but decided against it at the last minute.
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Kara is the owner and designer of Kailo Chic. She loves all things bright, colorful, and patterned. Kara also loves interior design, DIY projects, designing new accessories, gardening, and cooking. A Kailo Chic Life features all of these passions.